I have now attended 2 Barre classes, the only 2 I have ever taken. Jackie, the instructor, is fantastic at inviting me/others in, making us feel comfy and gives explicit instructions with a gorgeous smile on her face! The class worked on the muscle groups and I felt elated at the finale. Looking forward to many, many more classes...including trying Evolves yoga and pilates classes.
Tom was first introduced to movement training at the age of 4
when he started to box. In a few years, boxing led to martial
arts, where he began to teach at age 16. Tom then studied
Kenpo, Taekwondo, Shorin-Ryu, Krav Maga, and other disciplines
- all requiring intense focus and dedication.
In addition to martial-arts, Tom has competed in powerlifting, CrossFit and taught wilderness survival. The abuse and intensity his body took during these competitive endeavors led him on a journey to find a movement practice that was more gentle to his body, while also presenting rewarding challenges. In 2010, Tom started to study yoga and discovered a classical Hatha style yoga studio that spoke to his passion for meditation, provided gentle movement, and with a focus on philosophy.
Outside of movement, Tom has worked in the corporate world as a technology innovation and efficiency strategist for over 2 decades and has lived in Europe, Texas, California, Puerto Rico, Michigan, and New Hampshire. Through his love of travel, technology, and leadership, Tom understands what it means to work in a fast-paced, demanding career and the importance of a self-care routine.
Today, Tom teaches yoga and meditation, and leads people to reconnect with nature through mindful outdoor experiences. Tom is an RYT-200, a certified Level 1 Kripalu Mindful Outdoor Guide, and reiki master/teacher. He is continuing his education to obtain his RYT-500 and a Certified Primordial Sound Meditation through the Chopra Center (October 2019).